All About China : Stories , Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids
Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. "All About China" is the next best thing to being there! China is the world's largest and most populated country boasting thousands of years of history, tradition and culture. In "All About China," you'll: Discover the fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon GoddessDelve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking places and learn Chinese folk songsTake a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzleLearn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animalsTry your hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo and other subjects"All About China" is an exciting and captivating introduction to the country, featuring page after page of colorful illustrations, interesting stories, amazing facts, cultural insights, engaging activities and much more. Young readers will embark on a fascinating journey through the many faces of this country, meeting its people and examining its landscape, culture and historical tapestry.
Allison Branscombe is an avid traveler, researcher and writer. After adopting two children from China, she took a keen interest in learning about the country in order to help her children learn about their heritage. Her interest grew as she became a founding board member of Families with Children from China in Northern California, helping to organize Mandarin playgroups and other cultural and educational learning opportunities. As a board member of the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation, and a founding organizer for Sacramento's Chinatown Mall Culture Fair, she developed arts, crafts, and other instructional activities for children. Allison and her family have traveled extensively in China. She resides in California. Lin Wang loved to draw and paint as a child and started art training at a very young age. She couldn't imagine herself doing anything other than painting when she grew up. She went on to attend prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China to study oil painting. Lin got her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has illustrated many children's books. Lin lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.